Category Archives: Encouragement

“Then I came by”

The phrase struck my heart. I was reading in Ezekiel where the Lord was going through the birth and life of Israel and how Israel started out as an abandoned newborn baby. The Message translation says, “No one cared a fig for you. … You were thrown out in a vacant lot and left there, …

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Am I My Brother’s Keeper?

Am I My Brother’s Keeper? That question has been asked since the days of Cain and Abel in the book of Genesis. Am I? I was troubled this morning by a story on the news of a young 10 year-old who had crossed the border with a group from Mexico into the USA and then …

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Take Heart Children of the King!

I saved a Bluebird. I heard rustling in our wood stove insert. I was not sure what it was for a while – a mouse, snake, or bird?? But, I am not the bravest when it comes to varmints, or any small creature that moves quickly.  It was too dark to see anything through the …

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On The Lookout

“He was one who lived expectantly, on the lookout …” Mark 15:42-45 MSG I love that: “one who lived expectantly, on the lookout for the kingdom of God.” I think that was difference between Joseph of Arimathea and the other members of the Jewish Council. He was LOOKING for God and expecting that He would …

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What now?

The clamor is great as we move into the New Year. The Covid 19 Pandemic is running rampant even as vaccines are being distributed, and the unrest in our society is almost at match point. What can we do? There is a little verse in II Chronicles 20:12 “We do not know what to do, …

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He is our Light in Darkness

Some days a great sadness overcomes me – this is what I do….

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Are We Listening?

“Because we listen for the shout, we miss the whisper.”– Max Lucado Our world is shouting. People are crying out in pain over injustice. People are frustrated over contradictory information on the pandemic. People are polarized over everything from lifestyle choices to political leanings. What can we do? One thing I know for sure is …

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Extravagance

“Relax, cease striving and know that I am God.” I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!” Psalms 46:10 “Our Lord made the way for every Son of Man to come into communion with God. The Saints do not end in crucifixion; by the Lord‘s grace, they end in …

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“For Such A Time As This”

When I read the story of Esther, I’m always struck with one profound thought: that the Lord is always preparing us, all of our lives “for such a time as this”: That tucked in every corner of the Living Word of God, we are being taught “for such a time as this”. I know that …

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Faith Over Fear

I’ve seen the phrase Faith over Fear on social media and it’s something we should all be whispering to ourselves. This is a new set of circumstances for the communities in which we live and as a nation. No one knows for sure how or when this will ultimately unfold. But in the meantime we …

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